What Chief Selector Inzamam ul Huq says about selection of Imam ul Huq in national squad?


ISLAMABAD - Chief Selector Inzamam ul Huq has said that he had spoken to Fawad Alam on many occasions and given him the confidence to keep on working hard.

“I know people are very critical about his non-selection but we need to see things in right perspective. People have expectations and they want to see their team win every game which brings a lot of responsibility on us.

I have nothing against any player. We have a responsibility and what is important is that we do not fail it. We must select players on merit. I am lucky that most of my picks so far are paying off well, and we now have a bigger pool of players.”

The inclusion of Inzamam’s nephew in the squad who had a slightly bad average than Alam in the 2016-17 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he said it wasn’t an individual’s decision.

“Picking Imam is a tough decision but this is one decision I didn’t take,” Inzamam said clearing the air on the selection committee’s decision for which he was continuously being roasted on social media.

“People might be cynical about this but the head coach Mickey Arthur, batting coach Grant Flower and other selectors made the decision to select Imam.

I was part of the discussion group, but I didn’t say anything about it. The report given by trainers and coaches about him showed a significant improvement in his skill and fitness levels.

He was already in the system even before my becoming selector, so associating me shouldn’t be a point of discussion.”